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Poster: veblen Date: Oct 2, 2009 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Sunshine Daydream - Veneta -

this looks promising:

Sunshine Daydream *

An unreleased movie, approximately 95 minutes long, with footage of the August 27, 1972 Grateful Dead concert at Veneta, Oregon. *

The show was recorded on 16-track, 2-inch tape, and on 16 millimeter color negative film. *

Other footage includes preparation for the concert and Merry Prankster footage of Acid Tests and their bus trips (including Neal Cassady and Ken Kesey). *

Filming, directing, and editing contributors include:Phil De Guere, John Norris, Sam Field, and Far West Action Picture Services (a Merry Prankster group). *

16mm > VHS (unknown gen) > Beta Hi-Fi > SuperBeta Hi-Fi > DVD > Mpeg1(vcd) 2 discs *

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Oct 3, 2009 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunshine Daydream - Veneta -

already have a 'pirate' copy of this from a web-site previously published on this site (i.e. free download along with quite a few other shows - inc. the '72 Copenhagen and other later shows). Also, have a copy of the 'semi-official' release waiting for me in the mother country, the next time I go back (the postal service in Thailand is not 100% reliable and I don't trust it for 'one in a million' purchases).

That said, I find the 'Creamery' DVD (and I'm not just talking about all the naked female 'idiot' dancers) very entertaining! The highlights are pretty much as per the soundboard(s) on this Archive (although some tracks are missing on the DVD). "Jack Straw" is great, inc. the English Setter puppy stealing the chocolate from the young child sitting in the tyre ........... err, yeah, lots of drugs about !!!! The China/Rider ain't bad either ....... Go for it, buy it, it's only money ........

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 3, 2009 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunshine Daydream - Veneta -

I to have a boot cop. of this, I tried to stream this one to see if the copies were the same. I couldn't figure out how to play it w/ my vlc? Do you know how? I could just dl it I guess

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Oct 3, 2009 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunshine Daydream - Veneta -

got a boot as well. will have 2 dl this 2 see if the quality is any better. bookmarked

ds is mind bending

and the size of that pipe......fuckin impressive

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Oct 3, 2009 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunshine Daydream - Veneta -

alas that (free Dead DVD download) link seems to have gone:-

"Page not found
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had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Please try the following:
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Hence the sayings:-

"Strike while the iron's hot" and "make hay while the sun shines"

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 4, 2009 4:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunshine Daydream - Veneta -

This one is still up this morning

I got the two discs and watched them yesterday. Don't have the old bootleg to compare, but the the video and sound were both fine. The music's great, of course, and the images brought back lots of memories of when my world looked a lot like that (though I was thousands of miles away on that day).

The short clips from the earlier Acid Test and bus tour footage was all new to me, too, and shows how much had changed from 1964-65 to 1972.

Thanks for alerting me to this.

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Poster: AndrewBW Date: Jul 28, 2010 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunshine Daydream - Veneta -


Still downloading so no guarantees yet on quality, etc.

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 4, 2009 4:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sunshine Daydream - a little history

for anybody who might be unfamiliar:

Comments by John Norris, Sam Field, and Phil DeGuere excerpted from on 10-22-06, "orginally posted by Sam Field"

"The Grateful Dead had recently returned from a triumphal tour of Europe ('72) ... Pigpen had just retired from the road and Mickey was in self-imposed exile. Keith and Donna had just joined the band. The band was on a roll and in tight formation. The Alembic PA was churning out the ripest, highest amplitude primary colors ever hallucinated. Some say it was our apogee.

"Suddenly Chuck Kesey was camped out at the crossroads of the Grateful Dead office, obstructing all traffic until he got an answer: Would the band play a benefit for the Springfield Creamery? Fred, the Kesey paterfamilias, had passed away leaving an indebtedness to the Federal Milk Fund or some such, and Chuck and Sue were just tooling up the Nancy's yogurt enterprise and they were in danger of losing the family farm and the Dead said yes.

"... From the get-go the benefit was a charmed event, emblematic of everything our tribe aspired to. In the meadow that was to become the home of the Oregon Country Fair, hippies pulled together, built a stage and threw themselves a party to celebrate and help out a neighbor, The Springfield Creamery. Perhaps the only bewildered guy on the scene was the straight piano tuner who brought Keith's piano.

"On the day of the show, the temperature would rise to 105 degrees, everyone would get dosed, nobody would get hurt and the band would soldier through into territories seldom visited. The heat washed away any preconceptions and when the Sun stole the music, Jerry would fight back and haul it in, onto his frets again. The band played heroically. We were all suitably scrambled. Film magazines didn't come fast enough because the changers had melted or become distracted, cameramen went off into enchanted but unintelligible directions of wobble and warp. By the time Jack Straw rolled around the earthquakes had slowed down and the camerawork improved. Much of the warpedness was considered unacceptable at the time but today it lends a certain authenticity.

"We didn't, by any means, shoot every song. We shot what we thought would be good candidates for the thirty minute project. The band delivered a stellar thirty-minute (exactly!) Dark Star that would have made a fabulous if enigmatic release at the same time Watergate was breaking."